Split is the second largest city in Croatia, it’s 240km north of Dubrovnik nestled on the east coast of the Adriatic sea. As only half of the route is on the highway, with the rest of the journey following coast roads, it takes between 3.5 and 4 hours to drive from Split to Dubrovnik.
If you’re thinking of paying Split a visit during your stay with us, these are the best options: Read more
Lokrum is a small, car-free, uninhabited island that stretches in front of Dubrovnik and is home to a monastery and botanical garden. There is an abandoned fort on the island’s peak, from where you can enjoy amazing views of the mainland. There are also two restaurants, a bar and a small shop for essentials. Read more
‘Where can I park my car in Dubrovnik?’ This is, without doubt, one of the most common questions from travellers who plan to drive during their stay. Traffic is quite dense and parking can be a challenge, especially in the peak summer season. Read more
Vibrant Gruž is just 3km from Dubrovnik’s Old Town and very typical of the area. It has a charming little port, where you can catch ferries to and from Italy and to the islands. Ferry company Jadrolinija has its office here. Read more
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Tagged by bus, by ferry, fish markets, fruit markets, Gruž, Otto Taverna, ports, things to do, vegetable markets
Cavtat is a beautiful coastal town and a wonderful holiday resort. It’s still a little-known gem of a destination in Croatia, but anyone who stays here once comes back again and again.
It is 20km south of Dubrovnik, with great transport links, making it convenient for travellers. There are boats to neighbouring Mlini, Dubrovnik and the islands. Bus number 10 runs to and from Dubrovnik, and the airport is only 3km away. Read more
One of the main areas along with the Old Town and Pile, Ploče is a residential area found outside the city’s impressive walls. It’s home to Dubrovnik’s famous Banje beach and a number of 5-star hotels. There’s also 24-hour, pay-for on-street parking and a taxi rank. Read more
Lapad is 3km from the Old Town and just 10-15 minutes by bus or a 10-minute taxi ride from the Pile Gate entrance. The bay is split into two parts: Babin Kuk and Lapad Bay. It has its own centre with a post office, shopping centre and a supermarket. Read more
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Tagged Babin Kuk, beaches, by bus, by taxi, Copacabana, Elaphiti Islands, Lapad, Lapad Bay, Old Town, Orsan, Pile, Uvala Lapad
It’s Valentine’s Day tomorrow, which has reminded us of an article in the Croatian Times (Croatia in world’s top 5 honeymoon destinations for 2013) and inspired us to wrote a post about honeymoons in Dubrovnik. Read more
Whenever we travel in an unfamiliar region, the same names pop up time and again. While researching and organising your visit to Dubrovnik, you’ve probably often come across the name ‘Pile Gate’. Found just outside the city walls, it’s one of three impressive gates leading into the Old Town. Read more
We have all heard about Dubrovnik and its majestic city walls. But did you know that the city is actually split into three main areas: the Old Town, Gruž and Lapad? Read more